Weekend thread: What's happening?
Calls for Biden to join UAW picket line. Jack Smith asks for gag order on Trump. MAGA extremist Boebert apologizes for vaping, groping at "Beetlejuice."
President Biden spoke out forcefully yesterday as the United Autoworkers Union launched a targeted strike at three auto plants, with possibly more to come. But the union president and other Democrats want him to do more, including joining the picket line. Wouldn’t that send the message loud and clear that it’s the end of Reaganomics?
Late on Friday, we learned that Special Counsel Jack Smith asked Judge Tanya Tutkan for a "narrowly tailored" order keeping Donald Trump from making "inflammatory" remarks about the January 6th attempted coup case. The order was filed last week and just unsealed—and Trump saw it a week ago and opposed it—and, though the judge hasn’t ruled yet, the motion itself clearly didn’t stop him from continuing to call Smith "deranged" and “a lunatic.” What could happen next?
And why did Colorado GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert, MAGA flamethrower and Qanon cultist, suddenly apologize for bad behavior—including sexual fondling and vaping—while seeing a performance of "Beetlejuice," when she’s never apologized for scores of trashy, dangerous actions and comments before? Could it be that she’s in trouble for 2024? You better believe it.